Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Viognier
We source premium grapes from seven vineyards in the southern Rhône picked at dawn for pressing the same morning. Clairette adds freshness and acidity to the blend.
We are always experimenting and some of our experiments never see the light of day … but this one we just couldn’t ignore! It began in 2009 with our debut vintage of 'La Fleur Solitaire’ Côtes du Rhône Blanc - a true micro cuvée crafted from only 7 barrels of fantastic wine producing less than 3,000 bottles. We think 2012 is our best vintage yet. The grapes are pressed gently and fermented at a low temperature. We increased the proportion vinified in stainless steel to 70% and for the components fermented and matured briefly in oak, we used only larger barrels (demi-muids) of 2nd and 3rd fill to lend a deft touch of creaminess and depth to the mid-palate.